Tennessee has long been known as the “Volunteer State,” which had more soldiers volunteer to fight, especially during the Battle of New Orleans. The highest point in Tennessee is Clingman’s Dome. There are six features in the area including the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge and Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Highland Rim, the Nashville Basin and the Gulf Coastal Plain.
The Blue Ridge area is on the eastern edge of the state and is home of Clingman’s Dome. The Great Smokey Mountains, the Chilhowee Mountains, the Unicoi Range and the Snowbird Mountains are well-known in the state. The Ridge and Valley region is covered by fertile valleys separated by wooded areas. The Cumberland Plateau is covered with flat-topped mountains separated by sharp valleys. The Nashville Basin features rich and fertile land and has been the home of many tobacco plantations as well as natural wildlife diversity. There are also several national park lands in the area.